This focused issue on “Implementing Autism Early Intervention” is edited by Dr. Geraldine Dawson, from Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, and Dr. Lauren Franz, from Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. This focused issue includes publications from Australia, China, Japan, South Africa, and the United States, thus representing a degree of geographic, cultural and linguistic diversity. All articles focus on aspects of the ‘golden period’, the early years of life, with topics including: implementation science; early detection; early intervention; measurement of treatment response; and parenting stress, sense of competence, and mental health.
Sustainable implementation of early intervention for autism spectrum disorder through caregiver coaching: South African perspectives on barriers and facilitators
Caregiver descriptions of joint activity routines with young children with autism spectrum disorder in South Africa
Considerations in implementing evidence-based early autism spectrum disorder interventions in community settings
The series “Implementing Autism Early Intervention: A Global Perspective” was commissioned by the editorial office, Pediatric Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Geraldine Dawson and Lauren Franz served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.